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For a fisherman's daughter, it would be better to...
Become 6666-th wife of the prince (I'm male) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Become 6666-th wife of the prince (I'm female) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Become the only wife of another fisherman (I'm male) 38%  38%  [ 5 ]
Become the only wife of another fisherman (I'm female) 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
It's more complicated than that 38%  38%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 13

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27 Oct 2018, 5:13 am

Humans are very flexible species and diversification of strategies makes the species even more powerful... So I guess both the options in the poll should have some support.
Some cultures seem to promote one or the other of them.
What are your views?


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27 Oct 2018, 7:53 am

I am still thinking whether to accept Queen Chronos’ proposal or not.



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27 Oct 2018, 7:57 am

On topic: Statistically, a man with 6665 wives would surely have STDs.



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27 Oct 2018, 8:07 am

Suppose the other fisherman is the King?

And he’s strictly monogamous ?



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28 Oct 2018, 6:07 am

I would count “it’s more
complicated than that” as 6666th wife answer.



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28 Oct 2018, 8:10 am

The_Face_of_Boo wrote:
On topic: Statistically, a man with 6665 wives would surely have STDs.



I thought sharing was caring


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28 Oct 2018, 8:15 am

I voted without really knowing what you meant Magz ,

Are the options that you either marry into royalty as part of a harem or have a 'normal' marriage but not be royal


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28 Oct 2018, 8:50 am

The only wife of another fisherman.

He's a fisherman. He's got a useful trade. Sounds like a hardworking useful man.

Granted this sounds like the days before contraception so I'm going to have a load of kids to look after, but I'm hoping I'm living in some sort of community where we share our burdens and help each other out.

I think I would be too bored in a palace. It would be like being a prisoner.


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28 Oct 2018, 9:49 am

I was considering, what strategy would be the best from the point of view of the population health?
And I came to a conclusion that:

1. The vast majority of people looking for a partner of their own status would give the most genetic diversity (males from all the families can have offspring)
2. Some admixture of class-hoppers, mistresses, gigolos etc. would be actually beneficial in a stratified society, preventing inbreeding inside castes.


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